A JOURNEY TO MATURITY IN A WALK TO REMEMBER BY NICHOLAS SPARKS

EXPOSURE : JURNAL PENDIDIKAN BAHASA DAN SASTRA INGGRIS

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Title A JOURNEY TO MATURITY IN A WALK TO REMEMBER BY NICHOLAS SPARKS
 
Creator Khairunnisa, Adisti
Musthafa, Bachrudin
Novianti, Nita
 
Subject English Literature
journey; literary element; maturity; young adult literature
 
Description This study aims to examine the journey to maturity of the main character, Landon Carter, in A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks, by analyzing the literary elements that construct it. Employing a textual analysis method, this study is framed within Allport’s (1961) theory of maturity, and to discuss the analysis, Bean and Moni’s (2003) theory of young adult literature is also employed. The findings show that Landon’s journey to maturity is depicted mostly through the use of one literary element, namely characterization peculiar to Reams’ (2015). Based on Allport’s (1961) general criteria of maturity, throughout the story, Landon shows six types of maturity: (1) extension of the sense of self, (2) warm relatedness of self to others, (3) emotional security, (4) realistic perception of skills, (5) self-insight, and (6) unifying philosophy of life, and three types of immaturity: (1) an ego-centric sense of self, (2) emotional insecurity, and (3) lack of self-insight. Based on the analysis, several moral values can be obtained by young adult readers with different perspectives from reading Landon’s journey to maturity, such as the importance of being mature and the struggles of attaining maturity. 
 
Publisher Universitas Muhammadiyah Makassar
 
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Date 2019-05-13
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
Textual Analysis
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://journal.unismuh.ac.id/index.php/exposure/article/view/1708
 
Source EXPOSURE : JURNAL PENDIDIKAN BAHASA INGGRIS; Vol 8, No 1 (2019): Exposure; 73-89
2502-3543
2252-7818
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://journal.unismuh.ac.id/index.php/exposure/article/view/1708/pdf
https://journal.unismuh.ac.id/index.php/exposure/article/downloadSuppFile/1708/239
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2019 EXPOSURE : JURNAL PENDIDIKAN BAHASA DAN SASTRA INGGRIS
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0
 

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